JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/32874
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Author Geshi, Masayo| Hirokawa, Kumi| Taniguchi, Toshiyo| Fujii, Yasuhito| Kawakami, Norito|
Abstract <p>We conducted a randomized controlled trial involving Japanese junior college students aimed at investigating the effects of a single session of alcohol health education concerning the effects of alcohol, alcohol-related health problems, and drinking behavior. Students were randomly assigned to an intervention (n=38) or a control group (n=33). The intervention group attended a 90-minute alcohol health education session that included demonstration of an ethanol patch test, watching videos, and a lecture by an ex-alcoholic. The control group received health education regarding smoking. The students. knowledge regarding alcohol, their drinking behavior, and problem drinking (CAGE) were measured by a self-administered questionnaire at the baseline and at a two-month follow-up. A repeated measures of analysis of variance (ANOVA) of those who completed the follow-up indicated the education sessions. significant intervention (group*time) effect on the scores related to knowledge of alcohol-related health problems (p=0.035), with a greater increase in the scores of the intervention group at the follow-up. No significant intervention eff ect was observed regarding drinking behavior or problem drinking as measured by CAGE (p&#62;0.05). Alcohol-related education can be considered an effective way to increase awareness of alcohol-related health problems, but less effective for changing drinking the behavior of Japanese junior college students.</p>
Keywords intervention study problem drinking alcohol-related health problems adolescents Japan
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2007-12
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume61
Issue issue6
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 345
End Page 354
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 18183080
Web of Sience KeyUT 000251943800006